Published on 12th April 2010 by

April 2010

Within the dangerously ravaged and disunited country of Afghanistan, one outspoken American Colonel believes more talk, less fight is the way forward. His meet-and-greet style is key to a new campaign, but is it realistic?
Persuading local people to take lawful control of their towns and putting weapons aside in favour of diplomacy, are all part of Colonel Robert Campbells strategy. I’m very passionate about trying to bring security without shooting and dropping bombs and violence, says Campbell, whos been here for the last 12 months, you pour your heart into something like this, you want to see it through, you want victory. But without local support it could all be for nothing. You are not going to stop violence completely, but your ability to control it, that’s what’s going to make this place peaceful, states Campbell.

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